Posts Tagged "Netherlands"

Euro 2012: Germany 2-1 Netherlands

By on Jun 13, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

There are some football matches which transcend mere rivalry and tap into something more deep-seated, as if they tickle a synapse that we may even think that we have evolved away from. Few of these occur in international football, but when they do, they arrive with a force of personality that is almost overwhelming. The story of the Netherlands versus Germany...

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Euro 2012: Denmark 1-0 Netherlands

By on Jun 9, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Luck, we could posit, is more complex than simply being a matter of black and white. Whilst the Netherlands have a right to feel a little aggrieved that a couple of refereeing decisions might not have gone their way in Kharkiv this evening, there is a truth in the point that a team featuring such names as Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and John...

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Euro Moments: The Netherlands

Euro Moments: The Netherlands

By on May 27, 2012 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

This mornings cartoon for the run-up to the European Championships from Dotmund features the Netherlands. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything here. You can download the Twohundredpercent Euro 2012 spreadsheet here (for Excel 2007), whilst a version that will be compatible...

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Euro 2012 – The Runners & Riders: The Netherlands

By on May 23, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

With the benefit of hindsight, there seems something inevitable about the crowning of Spain as the world champions in South Africa two years ago. Yet the Netherlands came within minutes of taking the match to a penalty shoot-out and since then have continued the form that they demonstrated, becoming, in August of last year, only the second team in the history of the...

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European Championship Stories: 1988 – Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold

By on Mar 8, 2012 in History, International Football, Latest | 0 comments

There can be few things more tiresome in international football than war analogies. Sometimes, however, they are inescapable and this can be no more true than in the case of European nations which once pitched up against each other on battlefields, only to find themselves facing off against their former allies or rivals for decades afterwards. In the case of the...

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